Haitian Studies Association

at the University of Massachusetts Boston


28th Annual Conference

Haiti's Eco-systems: Focus on Environmental Realities and Hopes

Auberge Villa Cana
Partnership with Université Publique du Nord au Cap Haitien (UPNCH) & Campus Henri Christophe de l'UEH a Limonade
Cap Haitien, Haiti
November 10-12, 2016

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Haitian Ecologies: A Multi-disciplinary Approach to Environment

Environment, and more precisely our ecosystems, by very definition encompass all our activities, endeavors, researches, studies and expressive behavior. When we consider environment and its multiple eco-systems we consider the whole range of our concerns in Haitian Studies. Haiti’s ecosystem of humans, other animals, plants, geology and climate has been under various pressures since December of 1492. Species loss, increasingly serious impacts of extreme weather events, loss of good soils, deforestation, compromised clean water sources, degradation of shorelines and coastal waters and the ensuing problems in public health, in education, and in the general welfare of the population are at least partially reversible, as has been demonstrated by the successes of several Haitian organizations as well as by some international efforts.

This year, following the globally consequential World Climate Summit with international attention on environmental issues, and with an urgent call for continuing efforts each one of us everywhere, HSA can contribute an important part in the amelioration efforts. A conference centered on the many and complex issues will at raise consciousness and can lead to helpful, responsible studies and actions. Thus we propose to have our conference fully dedicated to environmental/ ecological issues

Local Committee:

Guyto JEAN-PIERRE, Administrateur/UPNCH
Herns SENATUS, Secretaire General/UPNCH
Angellot BELL, Professeur /UPNCH/ Directeur College Bell Angelot
Joseph Max VEVE, Professeur Upnch / Directeur College Toussaint Louverture
Audalbert BIEN AIME, President/ Campus Henri Christophe de l'UEH a Limonade
Angela Veve, DOCTEUR/Responsable Departement- FSE-CHCL
Rony Bony, Secretaire de Faculte/UNDH-UDERS-CAP
Eddy LUBIN, Directeur Departemental/Ministère du Tourisme
Dr. Charles MANIGAT, Doyen/ INUJED
Guylene DUPUY, Directrice Regionale/ Sogebank